Many people struggle to get by, even working multiple jobs. Family-sustaining income is a cornerstone of financial stability: the key to paying the rent, putting food on the table, and affording childcare and transportation. It is also the springboard to longer term asset building strategies such as saving to buy a home, sending kids to college, and saving for retirement.
United Way of Pickens County partners with the local community to develop resources and opportunities to help individuals and families become financially stable and independent. In 2016, the Financial Stability Impact Council developed a new program, Dollars and $ense, to formalize our approach to making an impact in Pickens County through financial literacy.
Through our efforts:
- Individuals are provided with the skills needed to get a job.
- Individuals learn to manage personal finances to ensure financial stability.
AmeriCorps members are the heart of our Financial Stability work. Learn more.
Tax Assistance: VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and MyFreeTaxes.com programs offers free tax help to qualified individuals. Learn more.
SC Benefit Bank
The Benefit Bank provides easy access to a “bank” of resources and assists people in filling out applications for multiple resources, all at one location. No longer do people have to wait in line at several different agencies or figure out what benefits are available to them. To find Benefit Bank locations in Pickens County, contact us.
Money Smart is a financial education program designed to teach individuals money management skills such as banking, saving, building credit, using loans, and buying a home. Learn more.
FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card Program
FamilyWize and United Way have joined forces to help people gain access to more affordable prescription medicatoin. Everyone is eligible- insured and uninsured. Simply download and print your free card and show it to the pharmacy to get the best price on your prescription medication every time. Learn more.
SC Works Access Point
United Way of Pickens County serves as an SC Works Access Point for job search services. We offer access to a computer and many of the core services you would find at the comprehensive and satellite SC Works Workforce Centers. For more information, contact us.
For more information about the Financial Stability programs offered through United Way of Pickens County, contact Jeremy Price, 864-850-7094, ext. 133.